re·​cip·​i·​ent | \ ri-ˈsi-pē-ənt How to pronounce recipient (audio) \

Definition of recipient

: one that receives : receiver

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Other Words from recipient

recipient adjective

Examples of recipient in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Holiday has been the recipient of numerous major competitions and award programs in his time as a performer. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, "College-Conservatory of Music graduate John Holiday stuns judges on 'The Voice'," 20 Oct. 2020 Lisy was the recipient of the Mel Schulstad Professional of the Year Award. cleveland, "Maltz Museum teams with Cincinnati humanity center for 'Stop the Hate Ohio’: Press Run," 16 Oct. 2020 South Elgin resident Colleen Haas is the recipient of a 2020 State Outstanding Master Gardener Award from the University of Illinois Extension., "Elgin News Digest: MLK drive-thru food drive on Oct. 24; former Chicago Bear Bob Thomas book event; South Elgin woman receives state gardener award," 15 Oct. 2020 Glück is the recipient of many awards, including Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal in Poetry and the National Humanities Medal. David Keyton, Anchorage Daily News, "Former US poet laureate Louise Glück wins Nobel prize for literature," 8 Oct. 2020 FestEvents Foundation also has an intern who has been a recipient of the scholarship for two years. Pooja Krishna, Dallas News, "Spaghetti and Meatball Pie? 25 top local chefs auction off wild and crazy pies for culinary scholarships," 6 Oct. 2020 Trebek, 80, attended the University of Ottawa and is a recipient of the Order of Canada. Jace Evans, USA TODAY, "'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek announces Ottawa Senators' selection in 2020 NHL draft," 7 Oct. 2020 Spanberger has been endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was a recipient of the chamber’s Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship and the Spirit of Enterprise Award. Tyler Arnold, Washington Examiner, "Nick Freitas challenges Abigail Spanberger in GOP attempt to take back Virginia’s 7th Congressional District," 7 Oct. 2020 The shipment was on its way to a recipient in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, "More than 300 fake collegiate, pro championship rings seized in Indy," 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of recipient

1558, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for recipient

Latin recipient-, recipiens, present participle of recipere

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The first known use of recipient was in 1558

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23 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Recipient.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of recipient

formal : a person who receives something


re·​cip·​i·​ent | \ ri-ˈsi-pē-ənt How to pronounce recipient (audio) \

Kids Definition of recipient

: someone who receives something


re·​cip·​i·​ent | \ ri-ˈsip-ē-ənt How to pronounce recipient (audio) \

Medical Definition of recipient

: an individual who receives biological material (as blood or an organ) from a donor

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